Walker dies after going missing overnight in Loch Lomond National Park

The 33-year-old man’s family contacted emergency services after he did not return from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park

A man reported missing by his family after he failed to return from a mountain walk has been found dead.

The 33-year-old was discovered in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park at around 4.15pm on Thursday, April 1, after a search by mountain rescue teams.

The man’s family had reported him missing earlier in the day after he did not return home from a hill-walk overnight.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team (Lomond MRT) searched Ben Venue while Killin Mountain Rescue Team searched Ben A’an.

Lomond Mountain Rescue Team

A spokesperson for Killin Mountain Rescue Team said: “Yesterday, we were asked to search Ben A’an and assist our colleagues [at] Lomond MRT who were searching Ben Venue.

“Unfortunately this did not have a positive outcome and our thoughts are with the walker’s family and friends at this sad time.”

A Lomond MRT spokesperson said: “All at Lomond MRT would like to offer our most sincere condolences to both friends and family.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 4.15pm on Thursday, 1 April, 2021, the body of a 33-year-old man was discovered on Ben A’an in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

“He had been reported missing earlier in the day after he didn’t return home from a hill walk. His family is aware.

“Officers were assisted by the force helicopter, Lomond MRT, Killin Mountain Rescue and the Coastguard in the search.

“There would appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.”

One comment

  1. So terribly sad a young man losing his life walking in our beautiful country hills.

    At least the Police did not this time charge anyone for reckless and culpable behaviour breaking Covid restrictions for walking in the countryside.

    Many grateful thanks to the Mountain Rescue Team and the Coastguard who undertook their search mission. Yesterday may have been cold with nice weather but these people go out in all kinds of conditions, not always with a happy ending.

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